Financial Information

We understand that cost is a key factor when you decide on your study abroad destination. Reasonable cost of living and affordable tuition fees are one of the many benefits you will receive if you choose to study at Monash Malaysia.

Tuition fee (Study Abroad)

If you are a study abroad student, you will pay fees to Monash Malaysia (or your home university) for the units (subjects) you study while you are at Monash. Exchange students do not need to pay additional tuition fees.

If you are paying your fees directly to Monash Malaysia, the tuition fee per semester in 2020 shall be:

Student classification (fee-paying students)Amount* (to study up to 24 credit points)
Undergraduate studentsMYR 20,000
Postgraduate studentsMYR 21,000

If you pay fees to your home university, it may be a different amount than described above – perhaps because your home university offers a package which may include additional items such as accommodation, excursions and transport allowance.

Please note that the above fees are subject to change. A tuition fee deposit may be requested upon your acceptance of the offer to study at Monash Malaysia as a study abroad student.

Student Pass and Visas

Before entering Malaysia, all international students require a Student Pass and possibly an entry visa depending on your country of origin. There are different requirements and application processes, therefore, it is important to understand the travel requirements to Malaysia.

You are required to pay the Student Pass application fee of either MYR 1,342 for one (1) semester or MYR 1,559 for two (2) semesters in full upon accepting your exchange or study abroad offer. The fee includes the following:

  • Processing Fee
  • Student Pass Fee
  • Medical and Health insurance
  • Health screening
  • i-Kad

* You are advised to be certain in accepting your exchange or study abroad offer as the Student Pass application fee is non-refundable.

** Amount stated is subject to change each semester.

Please ensure you are familiar with the Student Pass and Visa requirements before arriving in Malaysia.

Living expenses

Cost of living in Malaysia is generally affordable but we understand that comparing costs may be subjective. You will find useful information on living costs in our International Students webpage to help prepare for your stay in Malaysia.

Travel Scholarships for Inbound Students

You could also be eligible for our special Malaysia package if you are an Australian or South African Monash student as set out below. Many externally funded bodies or the governments also offer scholarships for students to study overseas. Consult the Monash Abroad office (if you are a Monash student) or study abroad agent to find out what is available to you before you leave home.